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Mallinckrodt offers a specialized residency track that allows accepted residents to carve out up to 48 weeks of time during the 4-year Diagnostic Radiology to perform full-time research in the Washington University lab of their choice. Residents spend the first year of training completing clinical rotations and learning radiology alongside their Diagnostic Radiology colleagues. During the second, third and fourth years of residency, research residents continue to complete the core curriculum of radiology rotations as they learn radiology and take independent call. However, each has the opportunity to complete one or more rotations doing full-time research under the direction of a faculty member during the final years of training.

Resources are provided for research and research-related meeting travel.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Diagnostic Radiology residency program and should have a significant research background – in most cases, equivalent to at least 12 months in a research laboratory.

This program is offered through the NRMP match separate from the main Diagnostic Radiology residency track. Applicants interested in the Research Residency track are strongly encouraged to also apply to the main Diagnostic Radiology residency track.

Training Opportunities in Translational Imaging Education and Research 


(T32 TOP-TIER)

Current Trainees

David-Ballard

Trainee: David Ballard, MD 
Department: Resident, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Project: 3D printing and additive manufacturing for surgery and intervention 
Primary Mentor: Pamela K. Woodard, MD, Professor of Radiology and BME
Secondary Mentor: Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Mark-Hoegger

Trainee: Mark Hoegger, MD
Department: Resident, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 
Project: Radioresistant Rag2-IL2rg (R2G2) mice demonstrate position-dependent bioluminescent tumor signal and increased lethality compared to severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice in a disseminated lymphoma mode
Primary Mentor: Richard Wahl, MD, Professor of Radiology and Chair, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 
Secondary Mentor: Mark Longtine, PhD

daniel-ludwig

Trainee (Provost Appointment): Daniel Ludwig, MD
Department: Resident, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 
Project: MRI calculation of the fractional extracellular volume (fECV) in liver pathologies 
Primary Mentor: Hongyu An, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology and BME
Secondary Mentor: Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Abraham-Qavi

Trainee (Provost Appointment): Abraham Qavi, MD
Department: Resident, Pathology 
Project: Ultra-high resolution acoustic imaging enabled by whispering gallery mode photonic resonators 
Primary Mentor: Lan Yang, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering 
Secondary Mentor: George Despotis, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Immunology, and Anesthesiology

John-Younce

Trainee: John Younce, MD 
Department: Fellow, Neurology 
Project: Analysis of preoperative resting state fMRI in people with Parkinson disease having deep brain stimulation surgery
Primary Mentor: Joel Perlmutter, MD, Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Neurobiology
Secondary Mentor: Avi Snyder, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology

2017-2018 Trainees

Delaram-Shakiba

Trainee (Provost Appointment): Delaram Shakiba, MD 
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Quantitative imaging of in vitro fibrotic remodeling
Primary Mentor: Guy Genin, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Secondary Mentor: Pamela Woodard, M.D., Professor of Radiology and BME

Aiad-Zaza

Trainee: Aiad Zaza, MD
Department: Neuroradiology Fellow, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 
Project: Concordance of quantitative SUVR with visual assessment of [18F]-AV-1451 tau PET/MRI and relation to off-target sites
Primary Mentor: Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Neurologic Surgery
Secondary Mentor: Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology